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Chinese For Dummies Paperback – 14 Oct 2005

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Revised edition edition (14 Oct. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047178897X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471788973
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 214,174 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Features real–world examples and a mini–dictionary

Your friendly guide to understanding Chinese quickly and easily!

Curious about Chinese? Whether you re a student, a traveler, doing international business, or you just want to pick up basic Chinese, this clear, easy–to–follow guide will have you pronouncing words in standard Mandarin like a native speaker. From grammar, numbers, and vocabulary to greetings, popular expressions, and proper etiquette, you ll make yourself understood in no time!

Discover how to:

  • Have everyday conversations
  • Speak in perfect pitch
  • Construct sentences
  • Understand cultural rules and taboos
  • Get around in Chinese–speaking country
All This on the Audio CD
  • Pick up Chinese the easy way through actual conversation
  • Features dialogues by native Chinese speakers
  • Allows you to hear Chinese as it s really spoken
  • Reinforces lessons from the book

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About the Author

Wendy Abraham is the Associate Director of the Stanford Center for Buddhist Studies and the Asian Religions & Cultures Initiative. She has taught courses on Chinese language, Chinese literature, and Asian cultures at Hunter College, Georgetown University, New York University, and Stanford University, where she s currently pursuing her second doctorate in modern Chinese literature. She spent a year researching Shang Dynasty oracle bones in Taiwan, which sparked her deep interest in the development of China s written language. Wendy has directed Chinese language programs for American students in Beijing and Shanghai and has interpreted for high–level arts delegations from China. Her first doctoral dissertation from Teachers College (Columbia University) was on the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng, a subject about which she has written widely and continues to lecture frequently throughout the United States. She also created Jewish Historical Tours of China, bringing people to visit Shanghai and Kaifeng on educational trips. Her interest in all things Chinese continues unabated.

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